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Mourinho: Neymar Isn't The Only One Diving!

Jose Mourinho: Neymar Isn't The Only One Diving!

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 06, 2018 02:24 PM @KurtLaduma

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been disappointed with the diving at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but has insisted that it is not just Neymar who is guilty. 

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The Brazilian has been criticised for going to ground easily throughout the tournament, but statistics show that he is the most fouled player in Russia.

Mourinho, who feels this kind of behaviour is not good for the sport, believes it is not only Neymar trying to con referees.

“People are focusing on Neymar, but if it was only Neymar I’d be happy – but it’s not only Neymar,” he told RT.

“Every team has lots of diving, lots of pretending, lots of putting pressure on the referee. The game loses quality, and for me that was the negative point.

“It’s not about England and Colombia, it’s almost every match, they are creating such a difficult job for the referees in every match. Even with VAR the players are creating problems.

“I was surprised to see central defenders like Harry Maguire, normally he is a very honest guy, diving in the attacking box asking the referee for VAR.

“The players should feel the responsibility of playing in the World Cup in front of billions of spectators.”

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Neymar has received widespread stick for his antics, but he has been backed by his teammates and manager Tite ahead of their quarter final tie against Belgium.

Do you think Neymar will respond to his critics on the pitch on Friday? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Vharazipi Joined: 20 May 2018
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Vharazipi Jul 07, 2018 08:50 AM
I wish he can still dive going forward that has no problem. He dives at psg and at world cup. No well he can go back to psg and do what he is known for
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Vharazipi Jul 07, 2018 08:47 AM
He can dive as far as he is out. Diving is making his soccer not be admired by the world but as far as he is out no problem
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Madredz Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Madredz Jul 06, 2018 04:01 PM
He will not. Belgium all the way to the finals.

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